Currently working on a study relative to attitudes, beliefs based on lived experiences of early childhood educators and how it impacts their encouragement of involvement with fathers in their program. I have been looking at several measuring instruments to use. The study will be qualitative and interview problems will be the source of collecting the data. Also, what variables (dependent/independent) would be recommended for such study? What I have selected is: Age, gender, race, marital status, level of education, parent gender of staff, early childhood job experience, etc.